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Pedal for a Purpose:


Time to spin for schools! Carlsbad Educational Foundations 4th annual Pedal for a Purpose event will be held on the Plaza at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa on March 24!


We will see you there!


Registration is open:


Hello Carlsbad Unified School District families,


I would like to invite you to participate in a number of community-related events in February and March.


First, please bring out your warrior spirit to help children battling life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders by participating in the 9th Annual Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K on Saturday, February 3rd at 8:30 a.m. It will take place at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. There will be a family fun festival and great prizes for all ages at the event. We encourage you to show your school spirit by joining your school’s team. You can sign up with your friends and family by going to


Second, please join Kids for Peace and the Great Kindness Challenge for a Community Pep Rally on Tuesday, February 6th at 3:30 pm. The Rally will be held at the Stadium at Carlsbad High School. This will be the culminating activity in this year’s Great Kindness Challenge, which was started here in Carlsbad and has been featured on Good Morning America and many other media outlets. We hope you’ll come out to be part of the fun, and to help remind the world that Kindness Matters.


Finally, we hope you’ll participate in two events benefiting the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF). The 2018 Celebrate Carlsbad Day will take place on Saturday, March 3 at Legoland; discounted tickets can be purchased at, and all proceeds go to support our robotics programs for all 2nd grade students in Carlsbad Unified schools. Also, please sign up now for CEF’s 4th Annual Pedal for a Purpose, to be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. Come on out and “SPIN for our Schools” - the funds raised support music and STEM programs across the district. You can learn more at


The highlights:

  • The Mitchell Thorp 5K on Saturday, February 3 at 8:30 am at Poinsettia Park;

  • The Great Kindness Challenge Community Rally on Tuesday, February 6th at 3:30 pm at Carlsbad High;  

  • The 2018 Celebrate Carlsbad Day at Legoland on March 3;

  • Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s Pedal for a Purpose at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa on Saturday, March 24.


Inquiry in Action

Living U.S. History by Katherine Fandey

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Carlsbad Alternative School / Carlsbad Seaside Academy (CSA), located adjacent to Carlsbad High School at the corner of Chestnut and Valley Street, is a California public school for grades 9-12.  The high school program provides diversified instruction which meets the needs of individual students.


School-wide Learning Outcomes

Carlsbad Seaside Academy students will be:

L ife-long independent learners who:

  • Access, process and present information using digital and technological tools.

  • Prioritize, plan and take actions to accomplish goals

  • Possess attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary to successfully transition to post high school academic and career plans.

E ffective Communicators who:

  • Possess reading and comprehension skills and are able to effectively communicate ideas, opinions and information in writing.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in public and interpersonal communication skills, including speaking and listening.

A rticulate thinkers who:

  • Apply their learning to real-life situations

  • Develop math, logic and reasoning skills and are able to apply those skills in a variety of contexts.

  • Engage in critical analysis and creative thinking when presented with tasks.

P roductive Citizens who:

  • Develop respect for the ideas and values of others

  • Demonstrate a concern for others through community service and a multi-cultural understanding that allows them to function effectively in a diverse society.

  • Act honestly, ethically and responsibly


To register or if you would like to know more about our program at Carlsbad Seaside Academy, please contact Jorge Espinoza at 760-331-5299 or via email at

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Important Links

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Use Clever to access all our technology programs, including Achieve3000 and Illuminate.  Use your DISTRICT Google username and password to login.





Use Aeries Portal to view grades and student information. Parents and students have access.  

Power Paws--Community Service

Welcome to "Power Paws" ~ a partnership to empower young learners while giving older students an opportunity for personal growth. Thank you for being part of our story.  Please sign up for the day that works with your schedule.  Sign up weekly, every other week, or once a month.  Our goal is to reinforce academic skills while fostering relationships between students.   We appreciate your time and we value your dependability.  Thank you!


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Jorge Espinoza, Principal

Please feel free to contact me:


FAX # 760-820-2680

Mr. Espinoza is responsible for school safety at Carlsbad Seaside Academy.